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Trilobite ID

Trilobite ID

Have you wanted your students to learn about observing and writing accurate descriptions?  Then this activity is for you!  It ...
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Sedimentary Rock Posters

Sedimentary Rock Posters

Print your own rock posters - downloadable PDF file.  4 full-color pages for Sandstone, Shale, and Conglomerate. Each poster is  ...
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Delta and Canyon Model Package

Delta and Canyon Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the work of rivers including: River delta model (deposition) Grand ...
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Tsunami Model

Tsunami Model

A 3D cutout paper model that shows a tsunami. All students need is a printer, scissors, and glue to make ...
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3D Limestone Cave Model

3D Limestone Cave Model

A 3D cutout paper model that shows a range of cave formations such as : Sinkhole Sinking creek Stalactite Stalagmite ...
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Mineral Resources Model Package

Mineral Resources Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show aspects of mineral resources including: Mine model showing mining terms ...
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Glacial Features Model Package

Glacial Features Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the different forms of glacial features including: Antarctica Ice Sheet ...
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Sand Dune Models Package

Sand Dune Models Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the different forms of sand dunes including: Parabolic Dunes Barchan ...
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Oil & Gas Traps Model Package

Oil & Gas Traps Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the major trap types for oil and gas.  The trap ...
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Fossils & Dinosaurs Model Package

Fossils & Dinosaurs Model Package

A series of fossil and dinosaur paper models for your students to build including: Trilobite Nautiloid T-Rex Triceratops Pterosaur All ...
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Fault Model Package

Fault Model Package

This includes the major fault types and structures: Normal fault Thrust (reverse) fault Strike-slip (left) fault Strike-slip (right) fault Oblique ...
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Volcano Model Package

Volcano Model Package

This includes the major volcano types - both in color and in black-line. Shield Volcano Stratiform/Composite Volcano Caldera Cinder Cone ...
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Thunder Island

Thunder Island

An in-class simulation where students play the role of scientists providing information about the possible eruption of volcanoes on an ...
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Rocks of Ages Activity

Rocks of Ages Activity

Have you students calculate the speed of the moving Pacific Plate using the ages of rocks collected on the different ...
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Circular Data Calendar – Northern Hemisphere

A data calendar blank to record data collected each day in the Northern Hemisphere.   Data can be recorded in ...
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Circular Data Calendar - Southern Hemisphere

Circular Data Calendar – Southern Hemisphere

A data calendar blank to record data collected each day in the Northern Hemisphere.   Data can be recorded in ...
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Thunder Island - podcast and then volcano eruption simulation activity

Thunder Island – podcast and then volcano eruption simulation activity

An in-class simulation where students play the role of scientists providing information about the possible eruption of volcanoes on an island. Have your students list to this 9-minute podcast on how volcanoes are monitored (this is optional) You split your glass into these groups: Deformation team Well water and Weather team Seismic team Eruption Center You are provided with slips of paper with data for each team for each time period.  Each team has instructions on what to do with ...
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World River Quest - Listen to a podcast, satellite views of rivers, sketching, meaningful questions

World River Quest – Listen to a podcast, satellite views of rivers, sketching, meaningful questions

This is an activity where students listen to a 9-minute podcast on the basics of river morphology and then examine 5 world rivers using Google Maps or Google Earth. Students are asked to write down their observations of each of the rivers, draw a small sketch of the main features and then ask meaningful questions that they would ask to learn more about each of the rivers. This is a great way to start off a unit on rivers - ...
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Banded Iron Formations - data graphing and more (Listen to Podcast then an activity)

Banded Iron Formations – data graphing and more (Listen to Podcast then an activity)

This is an activity where students listen to a 10-minute podcast on Banded Iron Formations (BIF) and why they are important for resources and understanding the evolution of the Earth's oxygen (Podcast is here) and then use what they learn to plot chemistry across some bands and calculate the age of cycles. This involves students using data manually and creating their own plot. The activity can be downloaded and shown to your students and they can type responses into a ...
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Weathering - looking for evidence (Listen to Podcast then an activity)

Weathering – looking for evidence (Listen to Podcast then an activity)

This is an activity where students listen to a 10-minute podcast on Weathering (Podcast is here) and then use what they learn to look for evidence in six photographs showing outcrops. They will find evidence for Biological, Chemical, and Physical weathering. The activity can be downloaded and shown to your students and they can type responses into a separate document or print and write evidence down on the activity sheets.  You can download the activity below. Full answers are provided ...
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OTHER RESOURCES

These resources require a small payment as they are full curriculum and contain videos, classroom activities, teacher guides and more.  Click on titles for more information.

STEM on an Active Volcano

This resource shows how the STEM fields can be used on an active volcano on the island of Hawaii.   The resource contains videos on each field (5-10 mins each), teaching notes and reproducible classroom activities to extend the learning with students.

STEM on an Active Volcano has been developed to provide teachers with materials that are aligned with the US New Generation Science Standards and Common Core mathematics practices.

COST:  US$24.95  (digital download of all materials)

 

Plate Tectonics – a simple guide

This simple guide will help you to understand the fundamental principles of the theory of plate tectonics. It covers the history of the theory, the structure of the Earth, the types of crust, the types of plate boundaries, evidence for plate tectonics and more. This is perfect for teachers, educators and students.

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